Heterogeneity in children’s reading comprehension difficulties: A latent class approach

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‘Heterogeneity in children’s reading comprehension difficulties: A latent class approach’

Open Access paper from JCPP Advances

We took a preregistered data-driven approach to identify poor comprehenders and examine whether multiple distinct cognitive profiles underlie their difficulties. Latent mixture modelling identified reading profiles in 6846 children from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, based on reading and listening comprehension assessments at 8–9 years. A second mixture model examined variation in the cognitive profiles of weak comprehenders, using measures of reading, language, working memory, nonverbal ability, and inattention.

Authors: Emma James, Paul A. Thompson, Lucy Bowes, Kate Nation

First published: 05 June 2023


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